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  • EDM for Manufacturing

    EDM 5.0 Offers Next Generation Data Collection and Advanced IT Performance Monitoring

    FAIRFAX, VA – February 8, 2017 – Today, Sightline Systems announces the release of EDM 5.0. The newest release of EDM 5.0 is the next generation of data collection and advanced performance monitoring tools designed to provide a more… Read More

  • EDM for Manufacturing Analyzes IIoT Data to Forecast Downtime, Optimize Production

    FAIRFAX, VA – February 7, 2017 – Today, Sightline Systems announces the release of its highly anticipated EDM for Manufacturing. The predictive analytics software is designed specifically to help manufacturers take advantage of IIoT system and device data streams,… Read More

  • Manufacturing Tech Insights Names Sightline Systems as a Top 10 Manufacturing Intelligence Solution Provider of 2016

    FAIRFAX, VA — September 19, 2016 – Sightline Systems makes the Top 10 Manufacturing Intelligence Solution Providers of 2016 list produced by Manufacturing Tech Insights. “We are proud to announce Sightline Systems as one of the Top 10 Manufacturing… Read More

  • Top Five Reasons IT Performance Monitoring is Essential to Your Business

    As an IT professional, your job is to ensure continual systems availability and to mitigate risk. Monitoring your IT infrastructure is an essential part of your overall IT strategy, yet many companies either don’t have an effective system… Read More

  • EDM for Manufacturing

    Newest Release of Enterprise Data Management (EDM) Provides Expanded Insight in a Fraction of a Second for Manufacturers

    FAIRFAX, VA – August 25, 2016 – Sightline Systems Enterprise Data Management (EDM) has broken new barriers by collecting data in real time millisecond observations. This breakthrough technology provides the manufacturing industry with enhanced access to data which was… Read More

  • Energy Industry Solutions

    How Data Analytics is Changing the Manufacturing Landscape

    The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is changing the landscape of the U.S. manufacturing industry.  Companies that understand the patterns and trends and position themselves to prepare for the impending advances will most certainly gain a competitive edge… Read More

  • Unprecedented Real Time Visibility for Manufacturers

    FAIRFAX, VA – August 11, 2016 – Sightline Systems Enterprise Data Management (EDM) is helping industrial and manufacturing customers achieve business transformation. The newest release of Sightline’s award winning platform for managing continuous streams of time series data has… Read More

  • IIoT Analytics Case Study

    Major Global Appliance Manufacturer Chooses Sightline Systems for IIoT Monitoring and Analysis FAIRFAX, VA – August 2, 2016 – Sightline Systems announces that its IIoT software, Enterprise Data Management (EDM), has been selected by a major global appliance manufacturer… Read More

  • Sightline Systems Announces New Website

    FAIRFAX, VA – July 11, 2016 – Sightline Systems, a real-time operations intelligence solution company focused on business intelligence and enhancing end-to-end analytics monitoring, announces the launch of its new website, sightline.com. The enhanced website is devoted to… Read More

  • Sightline Systems Releases Assure 2.0

    FAIRFAX, VA – June 30, 2016 – Sightline Systems, a real-time operations intelligence solution company focused on business intelligence and enhancing end-to-end analytics monitoring, announces the release of Sightline Assure 2.0. Now Sightline Assure users can easily monitor… Read More

  • Sightline Systems Provides Critical Monitoring for Video Management Systems

    FAIRFAX, VA – June 10, 2016 – Sightline Systems, a real-time operations intelligence solution company focused on enhancing end-to-end analytics monitoring, announces Sightline Assure for monitoring VMS servers (Video Management Software). Now Sightline Assure users can easily monitor… Read More

  • Sightline Systems Provides Critical Functionality to Companies Embracing the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

    Sightline Assure is well-positioned to aid companies to capitalize on IIoT by providing unprecedented ability to predict performance issues and prevent unplanned downtime. FAIRFAX, VA – April 6, 2016 – Sightline Systems, a real-time operations intelligence solution company… Read More

  • Creating Compound Expression Alerts in Sightline EDM

    1. Log into Sightline EDM 2. Add an Alert Group Navigate to the Alerts Tab Navigate to the Alert Groups Tab Click the “Add Alert Group” button OR edit an existing Alert Group. Fill in the fields and… Read More

  • Sightline Systems Launches Industrial IT Performance Monitoring Solution

    Sightline Assure Provides Much Needed Visibility into the Mission-Critical Applications Running in the Plant IT Environment Fairfax, VA – November 4, 2015 – Sightline Systems, a real-time operations intelligence solution company focused on operational capacity, root-cause analysis and… Read More

  • Installing and Updating the Power Agent on Windows Systems

    We have had several inquiries about silent installs and updates for the Sightline Power Agents. Silent installs and updates for Windows Power Agents are accomplished by creating a response file, documented here.

  • Sightline Systems Monitoring Solution Approved for Department of Homeland Security CDM

    Fairfax, VA (PRWEB) September 30, 2015 – Sightline Systems, a real-time operations intelligence solution company focused on operational security, root-cause analysis and performance management, announced that its unified monitoring solution has been approved by the U.S. Department of Homeland… Read More

  • New EDM 4.2, New Honor, New Website, New Virtual Appliance & New Jobs

    The New Sightline Systems Site. Earlier this summer we launched our new website. It’s clearer, more responsive, works on mobile devices and offers a cleaner, more modern look. You’ll also notice that we’ve added a blog and an… Read More

  • Sightline EDM 4.2 Delivers Dynamic Alerts, Rapid Visualization and Quick Chart Feature

    Sightline Systems, a real-time operations intelligence solution company focused on analytics, root-cause analysis, performance management, correlation of data and predictive analysis from any source, has released a new version of its popular EDM system monitoring and analytics software… Read More

  • Sightline Systems Recognized in Most Promising Red Hat Solution Providers 2015 List

    CIO Review’s annual top Red Hat Solution Providers list selects Sightline Systems for its dedication to providing the right tools that help companies transform server and application performance data into actionable business goals. Fairfax, VA, June 23, 2015… Read More

  • Sightline in the vCenter Environment

    Sightline in the vCenter Environment. The Sightline Performance Management Solution is a perfect complement to your organization’s vCenter implementation. When used together, Sightline can save you time and money, while providing the peace of mind that your systems… Read More

  • Doubling the Charting Speed of Sightline EDM

    Sightline can collect data from over 7,500 different metrics across multiple OS platforms.  One of the important features of Sightline Enterprise Data Manager (EDM) is to visualize the data. Once the data is collected we use a charting… Read More

  • Sightline recognized on CRN’s 2015 Data Center Top 100

    Sightline Systems has been recognized in CRN’s 2015 Data Center 100 list as one of the 20 top Data Center Tool Providers. The CRN editorial staff reviews thousands of IT vendors and manufacturers each year to create this… Read More

  • Sightline Power Agents for Linux and Windows Systems

    Software Releases Sightline is pleased to announce the release of the Sightline Power Agent for Linux Systems, version 6.5.6. This is the initial release of the Sightline Power Agent for SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 11, Red Hat Enterprise… Read More

  • Torch 4R7G Software Release

    Sightline is pleased to announce the release of version 4R7G of the Sightline Torch Capacity Manager software for Unisys® ClearPath OS 2200 Systems. Torch enables you to measure, analyze and control the capacity and performance of your OS… Read More

  • New Sightline Power Agent for Windows Systems

    Sightline Systems is pleased to announce the release of the Sightline Power Agent for Microsoft® Windows 2008 and Windows 2012 Systems. This release, version 6.5.32.10, includes exciting new features as well as stability updates. New Features New Network… Read More

  • Automated Capacity Planning with Sightline

    Information technology executives must analyze current and future capacity of the IT infrastructure on a regular basis to avoid critical failures and to make informed purchasing decisions. You may also need to generate periodic capacity reports to meet… Read More

  • Sightline Highlights – February 19, 2015

    Sightline Systems recognized on CRN’s 2015 Data Center Top 100  Sightline Systems has been recognized in CRN’s 2015 Data Center 100 list as one of the 20 Top Data Center Tool Providers. The CRN editorial staff reviews thousands… Read More

  • The Sightline Software Suite: Where Does EDM Fit?

    We spend a lot of time telling you about Sightline EDM, so this week we’ll provide an overall description of exactly what it is, what it does, and where it fits into the big picture of the Sightline… Read More

  • Sightline Highlights: Monitoring your vCenter Environment

    Sightline in the vCenter Environment. The Sightline Performance Management Solution is a perfect complement to your organization’s vCenter implementation. When used together, Sightline can save you time and money, while providing the peace of mind that your systems… Read More

  • The year in review — 2014 at Sightline Systems

    Wishing you a very Happy New Year from Sightline Systems As we approach the end of 2014, we’d like to look back at some of the topics we’ve presented through the year. If there’s a subject you’d like… Read More

  • Alerts Post-Processing in EDM

    Sightline EDM provides a powerful alerting system, enabling you to send notifications based on the threshold conditions that meet the needs of your environment, as well as tracking of active and resolved alerts. EDM also provides notification when… Read More

  • EDM 4.1 Available on December 5, 2014

    Sightline is pleased to announce the release of Enterprise Data Manager (EDM) version 4.1. EDM 4.1 includes exciting new UI updates and automation enhancements designed to help you maintain control of your environment and stay ahead of the… Read More

  • Sightline in the vCenter Environment

    The Sightline Performance Management Solution is a perfect complement to your organization’s vCenter implementation. With Sightline, your organization can: Maintain detailed performance data based on your organization’s retention objectives. vCenter summarizes data and may not provide the long-term… Read More

  • Sightline Highlights – Nov. 17, 2014

    JBoss tmp directory maintenance Are you running EDM? As part of the normal operation of the JBoss container that Sightline uses, it creates temporary files in the jboss-as-7.1.1.Final/standalone/tmp folder. With each restart of EDM (and thus the JBoss… Read More

  • Comparing Data Sets Using Sightline EDM

    Using Sightline EDM, there are multiple methods available to compare two or more sets of data. In this example, we’re using the data from test systems in the Sightline office, but the data sets could come from any… Read More

  • The Sightline Solution for Performance and Security Monitoring

    At Sightline we’ve specialized in performance data management. We realize, though, that with performance data you can do so much more than just monitor the performance of your infrastructure. With that in mind, we’ve developed the Sightline Knowledge… Read More

  • Sightline … from Mainframes to VMs

    What do you have in your IT environment? Hardware, operating systems, applications, storage. Sightline can help you monitor and manage it. You might be surprised by the wide range of data sources that we support. In addition to… Read More

  • Using Workloads in Sightline

    Workloads are a powerful tool in the Sightline software suite. But what exactly are workloads, and what can you do with them? We’d like to take this opportunity to explore workloads… how workloads are defined, what information is… Read More

  • Using the VM Count metric from vCenter

    We’re often asked about the metrics we collect, whether we collect certain information, or how we would represent a specific situation. An interesting metric collected from vCenter is VM Count. Do you know exactly how many VMs you… Read More

  • Using Sightline to Reduce Downtime

    This is a story about Max, the Service Level Manager. Max is working in his office when he receives an email. He opens it to find an alert from Sightline; the email alert also includes Clairvor results that… Read More

  • What EDM can do for you

    We wanted to give you an overview of the features you’ll see in EDM — a couple of old favorites and some new additions: views, ACLs, vCenter monitoring, Alert Status, Utilization and capacity reports and forecasting. The Alert Status… Read More

  • IT Automation Operations to the Next Level

    Sightline Systems Corp. is pleased to announce the release of Enterprise Data Manager (EDM) version 4.0. The latest release of Sightline Systems’ flagship Platform Enterprise Data Manager introduces new levels of automation, making management of internal, private cloud… Read More

  • Utilization Reports in EDM 4.0

    One of the cool new features from our development group is the Utilization Report. Right out-of-the-box you can view the CPU, disk, network and memory health of all systems that have been discovered across the network. From the… Read More

  • Sightline EDM 4.0 for Capacity Planning

    Predicting what your infrastructure is going to do in the future can be a truly monumental task. With the capacity planning functionality in Sightline you can easily create supporting documentation to provide you with the necessary information to… Read More

  • EDM 4.0 Released on September 1, 2014

    Sightline is please to announce the release of Enterprise Data Manager (EDM) version 4.0. EDM 4.0 introduces several exciting new features designed to help automate capacity planning, forecasting, and security activities in your IT environment: ForSight for capacity… Read More

  • Sightline Compliance Solution for CDM

    A Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program (CDM) seeks to defend IT networks from cyber security threats by providing continuous monitoring sensors (tools), diagnosis, mitigation tools and dashboards to strengthen the security posture of networks. There are four mandatory… Read More

  • Configuring Clairvor

    Clairvor automates the root cause analysis process – the process of analyzing data from multiple sources, including correlation, drill down and visualization. By automating numerous root cause analysis steps, Clairvor’s RCA functionality helps you save time and increase… Read More

  • Sightline for CDM Meets Strict DHS Federal Guidelines for CDM Solutions

    Sightline Systems, a leading solution for server and network performance monitoring and reporting, meets the four essential functional requirements, as dictated by the Department of Homeland Security, for CDM solutions. In addition, Sightline complements several other tool areas… Read More

  • Capacity Planning with Sightline EDM

    Being able to correctly predict what your infrastructure is going to do in the future can be a truly monumental task. By utilizing the capacity planning functionality within Sightline you can easily create supporting documentation to provide you… Read More

  • Using Views and Subviews in EDM

    EDM provides the ability to create views for displaying lists of objects in the UI. By creating views you can select the columns that will be displayed, and also specify filtering characteristics (conditions) for the items to be… Read More

  • Controlling access to views in EDM by setting ACLs

    EDM provides the ability to create views for displaying lists of objects in the UI. By creating views you can select the columns that will be displayed, and also specify filtering characteristics (conditions) for the items to be… Read More

  • New Power Agent for Stratus VOS Systems

    We’re pleased to announce the release of the Sightline Power Agent for Stratus VOS Systems, version 6.5.46.3 for OpenVOS 17. This release includes XML improvements for monitoring ftScalable storage arrays, among other updates. The release software is available… Read More

  • Monitoring VMware vCenter with Sightline

    Sightline offers in-depth monitoring of your entire virtual environment. We utilize two different strategies to provide you with the best overall view of your virtual environment. First, we look at your vCenter Servers to provides an overview of… Read More

  • Trouble with System Performance?

    Performance Monitoring During Project Development and Rollout You have a project. You have a deadline. How do you get from here to done, on time, on budget and with the right results? The best offense is a good… Read More

  • Data visualization in EDM: Who you are influences what you want to see

    Visualization of data sounds like an easy proposition; collect data and display it. But there’s a lot more to it than that! What data should be displayed? If you collect data from, say, 200 systems, do you want… Read More

  • Sightline Around the World

    Sightline Systems Japan partner SRA/Credist launches a new cloud service offering based on Sightline Performance Management capabilities. Sightline software will help clients scale to the cloud, efficiently leveraging advanced utilization and forecasting of necessary resources, to ensure that… Read More

  • Sightline Around the World

    Sightline Systems Japan partner SRA/Credist launches a new cloud service offering based on Sightline Performance Management capabilities. Sightline software will help clients scale to the cloud, efficiently leveraging advanced utilization and forecasting of necessary resources, to ensure that… Read More

  • Data Visualization in EDM

    Visualization of data sounds like an easy proposition; collect data and display it. But there’s a lot more to it than that! What data should be displayed? If you collect data from, say, 200 systems, do you want… Read More

  • Tip: Clustering EDM Instances

    This week’s Ask John question is from Oscar Jiminez at Megadata Information Solutions in Costa Rica. Thanks, Oscar! Question: In an EDM high availability hypothetical scenario (2 EDMs working as active/active nodes), can both EDMs can share the… Read More

  • Sightline CTO Wins Executive Management Award

    Congratulations to Jim Bercik, CTO of Sightline Systems. Jim recently won an Executive Management Award from SmartCEO, and was recognized at the Washington, DC Awards program on Thursday, March 13, 2014. SmartCEO awards programs celebrate the achievements of… Read More

  • Tip: Configuring Sightline EDM to Use SSL

    Security is always a concern for IT teams. Sightline EDM has you covered by providing support for Secure Socket Layer (SSL) which secures your browser communications with the EDM Server. Click here for configuration details.

  • Tip: Installing the Linux Power Agent as a Non-Root User

    The Sightline Power Agent for Linux Systems is required to be installed from a user with full root access. However, this is not always possible. This document provides steps to grant root privileges to non-root users, so that… Read More

  • Sightline Selected as Top 50 in IT Operations Analytics

    Sightline Systems has been selected as a member of the ITOA50, which recognizes the 50 leading vendors in IT Operations Analytics (ITOA). Announced by the ITOA Landscape, the ITOA50 identifies the top 50 vendors who have demonstrated their… Read More

  • Tip: Monitoring Real Memory Utilization in Linux

    Linux uses RAM memory for disk caching to speed up the system. This means that the Mem % Free metric will consistently be low, perhaps 5%, when the system is actually only using 50% of the RAM. In… Read More

  • Sightline Systems Named Best Real-time Operations Solution of the Year

    Sightline Systems has been named Best Real Time Operations Solution of the Year for 2013 by the publishers of Acquisition International Magazine. AI’s Business Excellence Awards identify and honor the most respected companies and their C-level executives, while… Read More

  • Tip: Monitoring Java

    In addition to the in-depth operating system metrics that Sightline collects for virtually all platforms, Sightline can collect and analyze performance metrics for many Java J2EE servers including IBM WebSphere Application Server and RedHat JBoss. This allows alerting,… Read More

  • Tip: Display the Sum of a Metric Across Multiple Data Sources

    Q: Can I display the sum of a metric across multiple data sources? A: Yes. Visualization in EDM includes a sum across data sources feature. When you create a chart, click the Sum Across Data Sources checkbox. Add… Read More

  • Sightline Systems Launches Advanced Analytics for Performance Management

    PR Newswire. Sightline Systems Corporation is pleased to announce the newest features added to their Advanced Performance Management (APM) and Capacity Planning software suite. AutoCorrelate, Sightline’s state of the art real time correlation engine, is the foundation of… Read More

  • Sightline Systems Secures GSA Schedule 70 Award

    PRNewswire — Sightline Systems Corporation is pleased to announce that they have been awarded GSA Schedule 70 contract (GS-35F-0058Y) and are certified to advance analytical data solutions to the Federal Government directly. Acknowledging the growth in federal spending through… Read More

  • Sightline Systems Japan KK Launched in June 2012

    Brandon Witte, CEO of Sightline Systems Corp., is pleased to announce the launch of Sightline Systems Japan K.K. (“Sightline Japan”) to expand the Sightline solution into the Japanese market. Sightline Japan will be headquartered in Tokyo, and will… Read More

  • Fortune 50 Drugstore Chain Selects Sightline for Enterprise-Wide Deployment

    Sightline Systems announced that it has signed a multi-year agreement for the Sightline software solution to be utilized by a Fortune 50 drugstore chain. The Sightline software will be the enterprise wide standard for monitoring and analysis of… Read More

  • Kutztown University Chooses Sightline Performance Management Suite

    Sightline Systems announced that it has signed an agreement for the Sightline software solution to be used at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. Kutztown will use the Sightline software to monitor and analyze the performance of several of their… Read More

  • Sightline Holdings Corporation awarded a significant five-year agreement for Software and Maintenance Services

    Sightline Systems announced today that it has closed a five year renewal agreement valued at over $US 5.2 million with Unisys Corporation.  Unisys Corporation has chosen the Sightline Performance and Capacity Management software as a third party software… Read More